Max Wiley Ladson


COLQUITT COUNTY, Ga. -- SFC Max Wiley Ladson (Ret.), 74, of Colquitt County, died Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services, with full military rites, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. His nephew, the Rev. Marty Hamilton, will officiate.
Born May 14, 1944, in Colquitt County, he was the son of the late George Wiley Ladson and Gertrude Croft Ladson. He served in the United States Army, retiring after 22 years of service. He served two tours in Vietnam, receiving the Vietnam Service Medal for seven campaigns, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and the Bronze Star Medal. He also served two tours stationed on the DMZ in Korea. During his military career, he was on duty at stations all over the world and received the Humanitarianism Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and many more decorations for an exemplary service record.
After retiring from active duty, he worked for Kelly-Reeves Furniture Store for 17 years, and for some of that time, he was the assistant manager of the store. He then worked as an associate in the electronics department at Walmart for 14 years. He was a lifetime member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Gayle Ladson; his daughter, Adelia Anne Ladson; his son, Sean Wiley Ladson and wife Jennifer May Ladson; his grandchildren, Abigayle Anne Ladson, Aiden McCoy Ladson and Tyler Joseph Ladson; his sister, Laura Ladson Sapp; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his honor to the Veterans Activities Bus in Moultrie.
Cobb Funeral Chapel are in charge of arrangements.
Published on January 28, 2019
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